DR. S.V. SINGH, OMBUDSPERSON - E-mail ID: ombudsperson@santosh.ac.in

The specialty of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of malpositioned jaws and teeth is orthodontics. It also focuses on the modification of facial growth which is known as dentofacial orthopedics. The Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics environment is carefully modeled after private orthodontic practice which ensures the best clinical training to the undergraduate and postgraduate students. State-of-the-art clinical care is provided by the department to the patients. A modern orthodontic clinic and clinical laboratory; a spacious reception and waiting area are the facilities in the department. The Master's Program at the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics provides a balanced education with a strong emphasis on active clinical experience and research. The department is equipped with a computer, special equipment, laboratory, library, photography room, seminar room, digital cephalometric room, and separate faculty & postgraduate rooms. All the latest treatment methods are used to train postgraduate students. The department is equipped with the star of equipment like automated pressure molding machine, Hydrosolder, Diode curing light, Digital cephalogram machine, diagnostic treatment planning software. The prevention and correction of malocclusions and facial disproportions in both growing children and adults for achieving the best functional and aesthetic results is what is in which the candidates participate. Lectures, seminars, demonstrations, and conferences are part of the regular curriculum to supplement clinical experience. In addition, the program provides excellent clinical foundations in interdisciplinary treatments, including

  • Fixed and removable braces 
  • Clear aligners like Invisalign
  • Fixed and removable functional appliances like Advancesync
  • Lingual orthodontics 
  • Self-ligating braces like Damon 
  •  Mini implant assisted braces treatment
  • Laser dentistry 
  • Orthognathic surgery
  • Temporomandibular joint disorders and orofacial pain.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded an M.D.S. degree in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. For that candidate who is interested in pursuing an academic career or research, the department also offers a very prestigious Ph.D. program. At present, in India, there is no. The department provides for a nurturing environment for research and emphasis in keeping the staff and students up to code in current treatment and sterilization procedures 

With the threat of coronavirus pandemic, the department has been updated with proper training of staff, postgraduates, and graduates. New up to date code of sterilization have also been put in place to prevent any sort of cross-contamination or spread of disease. As the prevention of malocclusion, we believe in prevention is better than cure. Extensive measures have been taken to maintain a safe work environment for not only the dentists but also the patients. Things like social distancing are implemented in waiting areas and clinics at all times. We take pride in the fact that the department is putting extra efforts to contribute its efforts in the fight against COVID-19 by putting in extra hours of duty at our prestigious hospital where coronavirus patients are being isolated and treated. 

Teaching and training are done in a well established BIOETHICAL ENVIRONMENT.Dr. Rajiv Ahluwalia Professor and Head Orthodontics are the Head of the prestigious National Dental Bioethics Committee, UNESCO CHAIR IN BIOETHICS, HAIFA. He also lectures as invited guests extensively including the recently conducted webinar at CDER, AIIMS-DELHI.

Department is engaged heavily on the academic front with many postgraduates having won awards at National levels..A most memorable event is leading the orthodontic awareness program with the general public at RAHIGIRI in Connaught Place Delhi with thousands of people.

The dynamic department provides an IDEAL ENVIRONMENT for postgraduates to emerge as confident, passionate orthodontists and excel in life.